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Oooo, 'ello!

I bet you've all forgotten about me - I've been gone for, erm, well, a while haven't I *ashamed* XD I will start posting again here, I promise, Scout's Honour :D Love you all xxxxxxxx



Yeah, I'm kind of back *hangs head in shame at six month hiatus* Sorry I've been gone forever, I guess I just got kind of LJ-phobic when I couldn't keep up with all the comms :(

I've missed you all so much! I'm so glad I've caught up with some of you on Facebook - if any of you have accounts on there, add me (I'm on it under 'Mandi Apple Collingridge')!

Thank you so much to all of you who haven't unfriended me, I'm going to make a Herculean effort to keep up with you all so I'm gonna take off even more of my dumb comms to do it *big hugs all round* <3

Festive greetings <3

Hi everyone *waves* yes, yes, yes I know, I'm the worst LJ friend in the entire world ;__; This year has been a bit too blinking full-on for me, what with one thing and another - I hope I get a bit more free time in 2009 and that's for sure! All my grand plans for "oh I'll have more time for reviewing/sewing/blogging when Astrid goes full-time to school" have sort of gone tits up XD

I hope all of you are doing well - I've missed you all tons - and I just wanted to drop by and wish you all a happy happy merry festive seasonal fun and jolly thingy of whatever religion you do or don't subscribe to *hugs you all very tightly* ♥

TBH things have been a bit upsy-downsy here lately: I'm still waiting for the results of a chest x-ray for possible pneumonia/pulmonary embolism which I still haven't had back yet - no news is good news though! the hospital said they would call me if I had to go back in :D - and Astrid has had the bloody norovirus XD So, as ever, we've been lying around like a bunch of dying ducks XD

We are thankfully going to be doing bog all for Christmas except slobbing out at home, eating crisps and watching the Dr Who Cybermas Special XDDD How about you guys, any of you doing exciting things? Did I miss much since the last time I came by? I was only able to read back about two weeks before my eyeballs started bleeding XD

Anyyyyyyway, much much love to you all and I want to say a HUGE thank you to both vampy and burnlikethesun for their awesomesuperfabby presents *bearhugs you both together* and I promise faithfully I will be back more often, I've missed you all so much ;__; ♥

EDIT: and just 'cos it wouldn't be a me-post without something pointless and shiny:

Secret meme and other stuffage

Welllllll... after appearing three times in position #10 on three individual secret memes, my dogged ability to stay incurious ran out very very quickly XD Thank you so much for the answers pantheria hon *hugs*

And here as promised is my secret meme!Collapse )

There, now I feel I like wimped out on myself, but I don't mind, because now I know what that elusive question #10 means, and it's fairly predictable in my case XDDD

In non-meme related news, I'm finally finalising and getting my next tattoo art designed - woohooooooo!!! :D It was going to be of Princess Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy, but I changed my mind and am now having an Art Nouveau/Jugendstil version of Princess Ariel designed for me by the super-talented Ysa at Deviantart, whose super awesome amazing renditions of Disney Princesses in Art Nouveau/Mucha style could not be more perfect for a tattoo for me :DDDD She's going to start working on my commission when she can, bless her, I can't wait to see what it's going to come out like :D

Oh and lastly, before I forget, boy am I pissed at the NHS - they won't remove the cyst on the inside of my left eyelid! My GP said that "funding had changed for dermatology" and unless I want to pay for private plastic surgery, basically I have to walk around for the rest of my life looking like The Elephant Man. Great, I'd better find myself a sewing pattern for a sack with holes in it ¬_¬ XDDD For realz though - I'm stuck with this bastard cyst 'cos I can't afford £3498459875487 for plastic surgery, I am so pissed off ;___;

Updatey things

Well, erm, yeah, nothing's really been happening of any interest so I've not been updating X__X I seem to have been terrifically busy, but not with anything fun X__X

Thank you so much to all of you who commented on my second-to-last post - I eventually got several extremely effusive apologies and some explanation, although it wasn't really a very good one, but I kind of let it slide, as you have to I guess :/

Astrid starts 'big school' on Thursday, so I've had to be off buying all her uniform, gym kit, lunch stuffs etc - I have like two days to sew 2347543785478 nametags into everything she owns XD She's only going for mornings until October, but still... *sigh* I dunno, I feel so proud that she's going up to school, but at the same time so worried for her, trying to fit into a new environment with totally new people and none of her old friends :( Not to mention the fact that I'm going to miss her really badly! I'm so used to having her with me pretty much 24/7 that having to leave her at school every day is going to be weird and kind of painful for both of us :(

In happier news, I'm getting one of kainoliero's Nom Nom jewellery range :D SO hard to choose which one I wanted - so tempted by Shrapnel and Polka, but in the end I decided on a Mini Cthulhu because it combines four of my very most favourite things - tentacles, cupcake, pearls and bows ♥ XDDD

Wow, that was a really dull update - sorry about that X__X XD

EDIT: and OMG, I forgot, I saw the new Grant Gee documentary about Joy Division and it blew my socks clean off XD I've watched it twice in one week and I'm wondering if I should make it a hat-trick XD

WTF x 2?

LJ doesn't seem to be working properly for me tonight - my friends' page has gone all bonkers X__X Anyone else having problems?

EDIT: ahhhh, fixed it - some doofus on pullip_sales posted something which broked my internets XD

Punctuation meme...

Gakked from pink_weasel:

You Are a Dash

Your life is fast paced and varied. You are realistic, down to earth, and very honest.

You're often busy doing something interesting, and what you do changes quickly.

You have many facets to your personality, and you connect them together well.

You have a ton of interests. While some of them are a bit offbeat, they all tie together well.

You friends rely on you to bring novelty and excitement to their lives.

(And while you're the most interesting person they know, they can't help feeling like they don't know you well.)

You excel in: Anything to do with money

You get along best with: the Exclamation Point


I can has Angelic Pretty!

Happy Rat Year/Lunar New Year everyone! ♥

It's my birthday tomorrow, and I'm going to be 24 29 33 OH ALL RIGHT I'M GOING TO BE 36 XDDDDDD And to commiserate/celebrate this wondrous occasion, I'm getting my first ever Angelic Pretty item :D

This may not look too exciting to all of you, and it doesn't match a thing I own, but I wanted it and I'm getting it, and I'm happy with that XD I originally wanted the mint perfume bottle headband and bracelet combo but literally five minutes after I asked for a quote, they were both sold out ;___;

Going to see Cloverfield tomorrow night, and there will be a giant Chinese takeaway feast for me beforehand, I shall just tell the Wok Express to fill a huge bucket full of egg fried rice and stir fried veggies in black bean sauce for me and then I'll stick my head right in it and go O NOM NOM NOM for about half an hour XD

Roll on October 29th!

In other complete lack of news, Alex and I are going to take a look at Astrid's new school a week on Thursday: since my rant of the other day, my mom and I went up to look at the school she's got a place for, and I wonder if it might not be a blessing in disguise, you know :/ It's a tiny school, only 140-odd kids there (and only 12 kids started in Reception this September just gone), so it might actually be better for her than Fynamore, which is huge :/

So... we'll see, I guess :/ Thanks to everyone who was so sympathetic *hugs you all*: we haven't yet ruled out an appeal, but we'll delay making one until we've seen what this place has to offer ^_^

In happier - MUCH happier - news, the Mighty Boosh have added extra tour dates to their schedule and Alex and I got tickets for Bristol Hippodrome on 29th October :DDDDD I was SO pissed at missing out on tix before, so I couldn't believe it when I got the mail in my inbox last night about extra dates :D I'm going to go dressed up as one of the goth girls from Nanageddon (my black Meta OP should be perfect for that XD): I think Alex is going to put a door in his forehead, although I'm still trying to persuade him to let me make him a papier mache Tony Harrison head XDDDDDD


And they are super super super super super awesome *______* :DDDD Words can't express how much I love these silly furry hand-warmer things XD These were my Christmas present from my mom and dad - my mom basically begged me not to tell my dad exactly what I spent my Christmas loot on otherwise he'll go mental XDDDD

Cut for two more...Collapse )

That gave me a very nice little lift today, I was feeling a bit PMS-miserable and so I felt wildly cheered by luminous pink fun fur XD

And in other Takuya Angel related news, Alex has bought me a scarf from there for my birthday, and I bought Astrid a t-shirt she can wear as a dress XDDD

So now we have no monies, but lots of fun fur instead XDDDD My birthday celebrations will be dirt cheap anyway, Alex is taking me to see Cloverfield at the Swindon chavvyplex and I get Chinese takeaway as well XD


Red candle Koitsukihime doll
I drive the hearse
Snowblood Apple

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